Tag Archives: UFA

A Closer Look At StylipS

  When one thinks of idol groups under UFA, Hello! Project is usually the one that draws the most attention. What most people don’t realize is that there are in fact many idols that fall under the Up-Front Group umbrella. Today we are going to take a look at an …

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Saki Says Goodbye to Smileage

Here’s some unprecedented news. It was announced on Smileage’s official page that Ogawa Saki will be graduating, saying that she had requested it as far back as May of this year. Knowing this, it’s now pretty clear why the Smileage auditions took place, as a three-member unit just wouldn’t work …

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Not A Home Run, But Still A Double

A hit is a hit. And even though we might be disappointed that it’s not the huge success that we all hope for, bit by bit we take steps towards the right direction. It wasn’t until recently that I sat down and took some time with S/mileage’s Short Cut PV. …

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Stop Fucking Around, Tsunku.

Tell me Tsunku. Who is this girl? Tron showed me the video above just now. Her name is Ogawa Mana. She’s not under UFA, but under Tsunku’s label, TNX. And what a travesty that is. She’s a member of a group called “Canary Club”, which barely moves a thousand units …

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Itano Tomomi Kills with ‘Dear J’

Itano did a live performance of her solo single ‘Dear J’ on CDTV Premiere Live: This is a perfect example of transitioning from an idol group to going solo.  It takes a lot of things to make a solo single work, especially from an idol-group background; you need exceptional marketing, …

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